Fwd: Re: Slow Food
- Subject: Fwd: Re: [cg] Slow Food
- From: Allan Balliett firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2002 05:54:08 -0500
BACK on the recent Slow Food 'conference' in NYC...did anyone on the
The registration fee was around $300, If I remember correctly. This,
of course, confirms the elitist accusations. I'm hoping, however,
that someone will tell me that there were activist rates, also.
Expanding on Adam's and other remarks, Slow Food Movement is one of
the several attempts to preserve the 'local taste' that is being
sacrificed worldwide to the worldview that spawned NAFTA, the view
the believes everything will be better if everything is the same. The
USDA Organic Certification is another step in this worldview,
reducing organics to a list of approved inputs while ignoring the
strong ecological and biological emphasis of grassroots organic
farming and gardening.
Robert Graves said that when the taste for local cuisine is lost,
then everything is lost and people readily follow men on horseback. A
local taste can be lost forwever in one generation, particularly
since the senses of taste and smell are so difficult to chronicle. I
feel that the obligation to preserve these local flavors have fallen
on we who are sensitive to realize their preciousness.
A person can internalize these values and occasionally cook meals of
AUTHENTIC INGREDIENTS, from FRESH, LOCAL, ECOLOGICALLY GROWN sources
and still feel part of this movement.
Great for potlucks, folks. What are you doing this Sunday? ;-)
BD Now! The Biodynamic Food and Farming Discussion Group
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